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Larry Neeck

Medley arranged by Larry Neeck


General Info

Year: 1999 /2020
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1
C Instruments

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Violin
  • Guitar

B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 2
C Instruments

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Violin

B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Horn in E-flat

Horn in F
Part 3
B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Euphonium T.C.

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Horn in E-flat

Bass Clef

  • Bassoon
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Cello

Horn in F
Viola
Part 4
B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Euphonium T.C.

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone

Bass Clef Instruments

  • Bassoon
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Cello

Part 5
Tuba
Bass Part

  • Bassoon
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • String Bass
  • Keyboard Bass
  • Electric Bass Guitar
  • Cello

B-flat Treble Clef Bass Part

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tuba T.C.

E-flat Treble Clef Bass Part

  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Tuba T.C.

Keyboards (optional)

  • Piano
  • Electric Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Accordion
  • Organ

Timpani (optional)
Percussion (optional), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

Perfect for that patriotic number on your next concert, “Sons of Liberty” appeals to audience and band members alike! This inspiring and exciting medley of three songs from the American Revolution: “Chester,” “Paul Jones Victory,” and “Yankee Doodle”” Even if your band is limited in size or instrumentation, you will find this unique arrangement musically and educationally satisfying. Superb!

- Program Note by publisher


The Sons of Liberty was founded in 1765 to advocate the causes of the American colonists, initially in opposition of the British-imposed Stamp Act. Chapters were formed in most cities and towns in the Colonies. The organization became a catalyst for the Revolutionary War, serving as the first group organized in resistance to British rule. This arrangement includes three famous songs of the era. Chester, composed by William Billings in 1770, was originally conceived as a hymn. The Minutemen of Massachusetts, and later the Continental Army, used it as a marching song. Paul Jones Victory, a traditional Celtic tune, was set to words that celebrated the exploits of the most famous American seaman of the era. Yankee Doodle,” is certainly the best known song of the Revolutionary era. Of British origin, Americans changed the words and adopted it as their own.

- Program Note from score


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Resources

  • Neeck, L. (1999). Sons of Liberty: Songs of the American Revolution [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Perusal score